Category Archives: Part 3: Domain-specific issues

Chapter 27: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Agriculture: The Challenges of Variety and Complexity

by Dave O’Neill and Dave Moore Practitioner summary Agriculture globally encompasses an extremely wide range of activities, jobs, people and technological settings, and there can be confusion about where the boundaries of this sector lie. Technologically, the degree of agricultural … Continue reading

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Chapter 26: Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Construction and Demolition Industry: A Dynamic and Diverse Environment

by Daniel Hummerdal and Stuart Shirreff Practitioner summary This chapter outlines dimensions that may be relatively unique to the construction and demolition industries. Each aspect provides a challenge and an opportunity where HF/E practitioners can make a difference in these … Continue reading

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Chapter 25: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Web Engineering and Operations: Navigating a Critical yet Opaque Sea of Automation

by John Allspaw Practitioner summary Web engineering and operations is a nascent, fast-growing and largely untouched discipline from a human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) standpoint. The domain is ripe with complexity and ambiguity, due to the dynamic nature of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 24: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in User Experience: Demonstrating Value in a Fast-growing Field

by Lisa Duddington Practitioner summary User experience (UX) is a fast growing discipline that is widely recognised. The field is unregulated and, as demand has grown, there has been a decrease in the level of skill and experience of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 23: Selling ‘Ergonomic’ Products: Different Approaches for Different Applications

by Guy Osmond Practitioner summary This chapter considers issues in the selling of ‘ergonomic products’, emphasising different approaches for different applications: individual, departmental and organisational. The supply of ‘ergonomic’ products is most effective in individual cases to address disabilities or … Continue reading

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Chapter 22: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Inclusive Design: Making Accessibility Mainstream

by Edward Chandler and Phil Day  Practitioner summary The needs of disabled people in the information society have, in many respects, not been fully catered for as technology advances. This means that disabled people can become disenfranchised and risk social … Continue reading

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Chapter 21: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice for Consumer Product Design: Differentiating Products by Better Design

by Dan Jenkins Practitioner summary The category of consumer products is incredibly diverse; it ranges from relatively simple products, such as toothbrushes, through to complex electronic devices, such as smartphones. Unlike the domains in which human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) was born … Continue reading

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